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Andrea Townsend


Andrea impulse-bought her first loom off the internet the year after she moved to the Comox Valley. Having the dual interest in everything wild, and weaving, she began her education into weaving cultures around the world. After her time with the incredible weaving masters in Guatemala, New Mexico, New Hampshire, Haida Gwaii, and Vancouver, she discovered the healing aspects of weaving to be profound. The obsession turned into her life’s mission as she now teaches the foundations of weaving along with the mystical and healing aspects to students out of her textile studio in the heart of Cumberland.

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Words by Andrea Townsend
Photos by Jenn Dykstra
A former adrenaline junkie becomes a different kind of adventurer, exploring new cultures through weaving.     My adventures used to involve...

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